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Feature CD Of The Week: Thrasher Dream Trio’s “We’re Back"

For Release: September 21, 2014
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 9/21/2014

Feature CD of the Week

The Feature CD of the Week is We're Back. Who is back? The Thrasher Dream Trio.

The Thrasher Dream Trio made a big splash with their 2013 self-titled release, which spent several weeks at number one on the JazzWeek Chart. This trio of Gerry Gibbs on drums, Ron Carter on bass, and Kenny Barron on piano was already outstanding, now they have added spectacular guests.

Those guests are Warren Wolf on vibes, Larry Goldings on B3, and Steve Wilson on saxophones. Gerry Gibbs says that he got a call from his label, Whaling City Sound, while the first album was still on the charts.

They said that he needed to get back into the studio as soon as possible to do another one. Gerry decided to come up with a concept for a new CD. He says that he has a lot of album concepts in his head and he tries to use a different one each time.

On the suggestion of his wife, he decided to redo some of his favorite R&B classics from the 60's and 70's. He did not try to remake the basic characteristics of these great and popular tunes, he just made them jazz tunes through tempo and ad libs.

If Jazz Lovers remember tunes like "Too High," "What's Going On," "Betcha By Golly Wow," and other tunes from the era of R&B creativity, then you’ll love these cool arrangements.

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